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  • Mystic
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    "We know Cody's at home, but nobody said anything about Stardust!"

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  • T.O.
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    Know what would make me laugh my ass off? If WWE went the Brock Lesnar route and snuck Cody in to cheaply win MITB despite his injury. Let every guy take each other out, Cody swoops in and steals it. Hey, he'd have a year to cash in, right?

    I know it's not ever gonna happen. But I legit would laugh if it did.

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  • Benjamin Button
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    It is a real bummer that Cody is injured. It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen a story like his on a wrestling show. Besides maybe All In with Aldis. Essentially, he has said how that role for him in AEW came at the wrong time. He was acting and being treated like his years were behind him and he never really has had his time at the top.

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  • Mystic
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    This could be a blessing in disguise. Cody and WWE have the potential to behave in ways that will cause fans to turn on him, so if he stays away (or is used strategically) until around the RR, everything might work out just right, depending on what his plans are. I see Cody as an inevitable heel (and fans are always too eager to deconstruct and destroy the babyface anyway). I want him to have the full babyface experience, with supportive fans, through his world title win and fulfillment of what Dusty never did (should that be where they're headed). What happens after is what happens after, but I don't want to see Cody, WWE, or the fanbase ruin that part of the story.

    But, yeah, the 3-6 months looks more realistic based on past experiences of other wrestlers listed.

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  • The Cook
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    I suppose it depends on the severity of the injury but John Cena took just under 4 months to come back from a very similar injury, if not the same. And he was 28 and has the reputation of being a genetic freak when it comes to healing. Obviously we don't know what their plan for Cody was but it does seem like it was building to him winning the World Title, with a Rumble win making sense anyway so if he's going to be out for 4-5 months it'd probably be worth keeping him off 6-7 and having him do exactly what Cena did and return as a surprise entrant to win it

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  • Team Farrell
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    I could be wrong, but I don't even think it's going to be that long. I'm not thinking six months, he'll probably be able to be back in three with the right treatments.

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  • Powder
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    AND since his job is to be a wrestler, and to be in shape, and he has the time and the money...Cody will have personal docotrs/trainers helping him heal and rehabbing and getting back in shape ASAP.

    Also since he is relatively young (36 as opposed to 46), I can see him coming back sooner than later. And to reiterate what I said before, it is June 6, the Royal Rumble will be at the end of January at the earliest, so that gives him 7-8 months to fully heal and shake off the ring rust. So I can see a "Surprise Return" and a Rumble win, and then he wins the WWE Title at WM and brings back the winged eagle the next night on RAW.

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  • Team Farrell
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    Almost a year ago I tore my the long head distal biceps tendon. Completely gone. It was shockingly less painful in the moment than I assumed an injury like that would be. I actually thought that it was a sprain because I still had use of the arm and since I was in Mexico where I was warned away from the healthcare system, I didn't even have it looked at for 10 weeks. Without surgery, it'll never heal. A tendon doesn't repair without surgery. But according to my surgeon, had I gotten surgery within a week or two it would have been an ortho procedure and about six weeks before I was back training, 10-12 before I was 100%.

    I didn't bother with surgery, because after two weeks or so, it becomes like a nine month recovery. I'm still wrestling like 15 times per month and lifting heavier weights than I did a year ago. My arm just hurts sometimes.

    That's a longwinded way of saying that I have some experience with tendon injuries.

    But yeah, Pen's right, it can't get worse once it's torn. Torn is the worst that it can be. And if you can grit your teeth through the pain, there's no reason not to work.

    He'll need surgery, and a pec is a stronger muscle than a bicep, so I'm going to guess it's a slightly longer time to recover than the six weeks I was quoted. But it's a short enough time that I don't see any reason to pull him from TV.

    I have a ton of respect for what Cody did last night. Just the bruising must have been brutally painful. That man is old school and cares about the business.

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  • Mystic
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    I guess you never know anything, but I suppose WWE and Cody weren't like, "We gave you all this money/I'm making all this money, and we have a plan, let's throw it all away for one match on one night." Yet, I go to Twitter (which is my mistake) and many are fighting on Cody's behalf, outraged he was allowed to wrestle. They are always looking out for people against their will. Thank you, great guardians of nothingness.

    I ordered Peacock for the month just to see Cody. I love the trilogy. Wouldn't have minded Seth winning one, but I'm also not bitching about that (which is something else I saw, gotta protect Seth against his will, too). It says he could be out 6-12 months, at least as a report. I hope they find a way to keep him relevant. Cody has the ability to make me proud or to make me walk away. As does WWE. So far they've made me proud. Would love to see a well-told story that eventually leads to Cody holding the winged eagle belt.

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  • PEN15v2
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    I saw a sports trainer/medical expert explain that wrestling wasn't all that challenging with this injury. The summary was that with nerve blocker injections, you can avoid addictive pain killers. He didn't raise his arm over his shoulder, so that would alleviate a majority of the issues. You can't really make the injury worse from activity, but you are limited in movement. Once the ligament/tendon or whatever it was, once it is torn off/detached, it can't get any worse.

    Basically it looks horrible, and I'm sure there was pain but it was manageable. And by working smart, the medical team can sign off on this without much issue.

    Credit random poster on reddit who claims to be a specialist, so who knows how accurate it is. Makes sense to me though.

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  • Oliver
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    Having seen the pictures and read the diagnosis I'm surprised he wrestled at all. I'm really surprised WWE let him wrestle, even if he wanted.

    I'm stunned to have read that he, supposedly, initially injured the pec on Monday night but then deliberately didn't let on to anybody and foolishly continued to train which is when the real damage was done. Stupidity.

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  • Powder
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    You have got to look at any pics or video from HIAC...Cody's right pec and arm were purple. I have absolutely no idea how he wrestled the match. He was in so much pain, and he and Rollins pulled off a decent match.

    He will be gone for months....my best guess is a Rumble return and win.

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  • Oliver
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    So, Cody's got no pecs left or something, I'm reading? Yet still worked the HiaC main with Rollins?

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  • T.O.
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    Originally posted by PEN15v2 View Post
    It irks people to believe in yourself and talk about wanting to prove it? Did it irk anyone when Punk called himself the Best in the World?
    Yes.

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  • PEN15v2
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    Punk's character was about breaking the 4th wall, especially when he started using that catchphrase. He started as a heel (the pipebomb) but he quickly became a face and continued using it.

    I get that there are significant examples of heels using that attitude to be arrogant. Miz is the best example in my opinion. But we also had "the best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be" come from the babiest of babyfaces in another character that really wasn't a character. The Rock called himself the Great One. There are plenty of examples of heroes claiming to be the best. And maybe I need to hear how Cody is using inflections in his interviews, but I don't see that quote as any different than Sasha using "I'm the Boss" or Bianca being the "EST."

    I think it comes down to people who watched him in AEW heard these promos, and now it's in year 3-4 of hearing it, and it's old. But for the fans who don't watch AEW (and that's a majority of the WWE audience), this is a new hero to get behind. If Cody is still pulling off these claims even a year from now without winning the big one, fans will turn on him. But there's absolutely no risk of that right now.

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